Which Cannes Films Have the Best Oscar Odds?

Movies from Park Chan-wook, Lukas Dhont and Hirokazu Kore-eda could be what academy voters are looking for. But don’t count out “Top Gun: Maverick.”

Last year at the Cannes Film Festival, there was one question on everybody’s lips: “What’s the next ‘Parasite’?”

You can see why people wondered, since that Bong Joon Ho film had used its Palme d’Or win to jump-start a historic Oscar campaign.

But if last year’s festival had an heir to “Parasite,” it proved to be a very unlikely one.

Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s talky drama “Drive My Car” didn’t win the Palme d’Or (it settled for a best-screenplay honor) and wasn’t anyone’s idea of the biggest contender coming out of Cannes.

Still, after year-end critics’ groups went for it in a major way, “Drive My Car” picked up huge Oscar nominations for picture, directing and adapted screenplay in addition to one for best international film, the category it won.

So as this year’s Cannes nears its end with no one film standing head and shoulders

I think that rather than searching for the next “Parasite,” it would be wiser to ask

In other words, which movie from this year’s Cannes crop could keep on building buzz and capitalize